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Quotes to live by......... OPPORTUNITIESGreat opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.- Sally Koch TROUBLESNothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.- Charlie Chaplin KNOWLEDGEKnowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves,o...
The Rules of the Apple Tree & The Laws of Nature Take a good look at an apple tree. There might be five hundred apples on the tree, each with say, five seeds. That's a lot of seeds! We might ask, "Why would you need so many seeds to grow just a few more trees?" Nature has something to teach us ...
Home Sales In the Last 7 Years - Contra Costa County, Northern California Homes Sold In The Last 7 Years 20072006200520042003200220012000Alamo169156232290259269165252Antioch6451265213622322171202121672355Bay Point76199336314295324293329Brentwood4467001007985830762630720Concord88714...
Dear All > > My thanks to all those who have sent me emails this past year........ > > I must send my thanks to whoever sent me the one about rat shit in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet towel with every envelope that needs sealing. > > > Also, I now have to scrub the top of ...
Do you think of your pets as members of your family? Considering their propensity for affection and devotion, it's rather hard to feel otherwise. So, it's safe to say that you want the best for your animals, with the hope of ensuring their well-being for as long as you possibly can. Did you know ...
10 Ways to Guarantee a Listing Will Expire 1. Not serious about selling2. Improper pricing3. Not listening to agent4. Micromanaging the marketing5. Not staging the property6. Letting pets run loose7. Talking to buyers8. Selling personal items9. Odor(s) in the home10. Avoiding feedback
The Top 10 Reasons It's a Great Time To Buy Real Estate1. Selection2. No bidding wars3. You can make an offer4. Patience is tolerated5. Due diligence is welcomed6. Plenty of specs7. Repair requests are welcomed8. Few investors9. Location, location, location10. Real financing is available
Oil Prices Heat UpDespite oil's recent rally into record highs, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicted that "increased supply and lower seasonal crude demand in the United States" will likely lead to "crude prices easing slightly over the winter" in its monthly Short-Term Ene...
Opt for a Better Deal Cars these days have a dazzling array of extra bells and whistles that really add nothing but zeros to the car's price tag. Following are a few expensive extras that most drivers could probably do without. Automatic Stick Shift: Beyond adding $1,000 or more to the price, thi...
Loophole for TelemarketersThanks to the Federal Trade Commission's Do Not Call Registry, 150 million Americans have enjoyed far fewer unwanted sales calls over the last few years. It hasn't been perfect, but progress has clearly been made due to this important program. But, just when you thought...